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Apples with Calvados

This dish is simply divine. Use sweet firm red apples with the Calvados – Apple Brandy from the French Basse-Normandie region – and serve with a beautiful blue cheese such as the French St. Agur.

Serves 4

2 apples, cut into wedges

1 tablespoon of sugar (more or less, depending on the sweetness of the apple)

2 tablespoons of calvados

Extra virgin olive oil to grease

Grease a pan with oil, place the apples in it and add a sprinkling of sugar. Sear both sides. Don’t burn the apples! The cooking time is only a few minutes. Splash in the Calvados, then ignite with a match for a bit of theatre and to burn off any alcohol. Be careful not to burn yourself!

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